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Shibamata Taishakuten Temple

Posted in Places by tokyobling on August 31, 2015

The famous Taishakuten temple in Tokyo’s easternmost Katsushika Ward has a host of beautiful details and additions, like the gorgeous lotus flowers growing in porcelain pots, or the amazingly long branches of the pine tree growing in front of the main temple building. It is easy to miss since it looks more like a garden feature than anything else. I wonder how many centuries it has taken to grow so long? This temple really is the kind where you would want peace and quiet to explore in your own time, but the popularity of it makes sure that it is anything but peaceful with lots of tourists, locals and worshippers dropping in all throughout the day. I recommend rainy days for your visit!

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